Photographs are a wonderful way to remember your visit. For your own enjoyment, visitors and members are welcome to take photographs of plants, individuals, and subjects that capture the events of your visit, but a permit is necessary for those who wish to use Tower Hill as a backdrop for photography sessions as defined below.
We ask all photographers to please help us to maintain the integrity of the Gardens by honoring these policies. They are intended to ensure that Tower Hill can fulfill its goal to make the world a better place by connecting people and plants through excellence in horticulture.
GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY POLICIES FOR ALL
1) Photographers must not interfere with the visiting experience of other guests at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
2) Moving or removing plants (inside or out) or structures that are part of the Gardens—such as benches, containers, displays, plant signs, fences, etc.—is strictly prohibited.
3) No photographer, assistant or subject may step in flower beds, fountains, walls, benches or places other than on designated paths and open grassy areas. Climbing or mounting equipment in trees or on buildings is not permitted.
4) Balloons, kites and flying lanterns are prohibited. All props must be approved at the time of scheduling.
5) All photo subjects must be fully and appropriately clothed. Swimsuit photo shoots are not permitted.
6) All cords or wires must be placed and guarded in a way that doesn’t alter the pathways and put Garden visitors at risk.
7) Photographers will be held accountable for their actions and those of clients, crew members and subjects if they damage Tower Hill facilities and property.
8) The image, logo, and name of Tower Hill Botanic Garden are registered trademarks and may not be used by outside parties without permission.
9) Tower Hill asks all photographers to respect the wishes of Tower Hill’s guests, many of whom visit Tower Hill for its tranquility among beautiful plants. Harassment of any visitor or infringement on their personal space is prohibited.
10) All appointments must be approved, scheduled, and paid for at least two weeks in advance.